Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai

The Indian Premier League (IPL) : Today the match begins with Mumbai Indians clashing with Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai. The contrast between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians was there to see on Monday. After a run of six consecutive wins, Knight Riders lost their previous two games while Mumbai Indians racked up consecutive wins.Both teams would want to finish in the top two to boost their chances of making the final and avoid the eliminator.

Mumbai Indians : Mumbai Indians return to Wankhede Stadium after two away games. They have lost four out of seven home matches this season, and Harbhajan Singh has said that they haven't known what to expect from the Wankhede pitch. Sachin Tendulkar could miss the match as he is expected to take his oath as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi.

Mumbai Indians' on-field behaviour has been appalling this season. Last game Mumbai's Rayudu losing his entire match fee for his bust-up with Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers. Munaf has, in fact, been downright boorish, having arguments with umpires and several batsmen.Mumbai Indians have a home win-loss ratio of 1.54 in the IPL; Knight Riders have an away win-loss ratio of 1.00. Mumbai's batting is always been struglling. Their openers not giving good start to his team.

Mumbai Indians squad : Harbhajan Singh(C)SR Tendulkar, AN Ahmed, Amitoze Singh, AC Blizzard, YS Chahal, JEC Franklin, HH Gibbs, DJ Jacobs, KD Karthik†, Kuldeep Yadav, DS Kulkarni, RE Levi, CJ McKay, SL Malinga, SH Marathe, SS Nayak, PP Ojha, MM Patel, NLTC Perera, RJ Peterson, KA Pollard, AT Rayudu, JN Shah, RG Sharma, R Shukla, RP Singh, DR Smith, TL Suman, P Suyal, AP Tare,  AV Wankhade, SA Yadav

Kolkata Knight Riders : Knight Riders' batting, dependent so much on Gautam Gambhir's golden run this season. He's getting runs in every single inning. He's showing real class in this IPL season. Gambhir has made six half-centuries this season. The rest of his team mates have just contributed three.

While Jacques Kallis is usually a steady scorer, this season has been a crawl even by his modest standards. A strike-rate of 104.94 in 13 innings has gone largely unnoticed due to Gambhir's brilliance. Kallis, however, has taken 10 wickets at an economy-rate of 7.45.  Mcculum is also giving good start to Kolkata knight Riders, But he's struggling to score a big run. Both teams bowling attack is good.

Kolkata Knight Riders squad : G Gambhir(C), S Ladda, L Balaji, R Bhatia, MS Bisla, DB Das, M de Lange, BJ Haddin†, Iqbal Abdulla, CS Jani, JH Kallis, B Lee, BB McCullum†, EJG Morgan, SP Narine, YK Pathan, JL Pattinson, SV Samson, PJ Sangwan, I Saxena, Shami Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, LR Shukla, RN ten Doeschate, MK Tiwary, JD Unadkat

The Match will be start at 8.00P.M. Local

IP Kolkata won by 32 runs.

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